Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:48:50 GMT
Starting in 1961, Mississippi became a testing ground of constitutional principles and of the human spirit, as the civil rights movement concentrated its energies on the right to vote.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:17:03 GMT
MSU turns 139 -- Stop by Mississippi State University's Colvard Student Union Dawg House for complimentary cake, ice cream and drinks between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. as the university celebrates its 139th anniversary. The party is presented by Renasant Bank.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:27:53 GMT
A tour bus pulled off the side of the narrow highway just west of Marks where Highway 6 becomes as flat and straight as the furrows that flank it. It was early October.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:05:52 GMT
On July 2, 1863, Brig. Gen. William Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade, part of Lafayette McLaws' Division in James Longstreet's First Corps, launched a ferocious assault late in the day against the Federal left at Gettysburg, where former congressman Dan Sickles had unwisely shifted troops forward to occupy a peach orchard.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:41:54 GMT
A bill to create an early voting period in Mississippi faces an unfriendly reception in the state Senate despite strong bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. House Bill 228 would allow any registered voter to cast a ballot from 14 days prior to an election day until the Saturday immediately preceding an election.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:16:31 GMT
Our Legislature is grappling with this reality. Tax collections are below expectations.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:17:43 GMT
Mississippi lawmakers could expand a program enabling students to use state money to attend schools with specialized help for dyslexia. The House has already passed the bill.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:58:05 GMT
The change, by a state Senate committee, came after the lower chamber passed a proposal Feb. 8 that would have allowed death by nitrogen gas chamber, firing squad and electrocution as alternatives to the current method of lethal injection. The state legislature proposed the other options in case others are deemed unconstitutional or become unavailable.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:24:19 GMT
If it's catfish you crave, make your way down to the Mississippi Delta, where this humble fish can be had fried, baked or sauteed. The place doesn't open until 11:30 a.m., but a good 10 minutes before then, there's a long line at the cash register at Larry's Fish House.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:45:46 GMT
A magazine for the armed forces has given The University of Southern Mississippi a top ranking for its services for veterans.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:39:30 GMT
The USM Foundation has announced the launch of Eagle Fever - Southern Miss Crowdfunding to provide members of The University of Southern Mississippi community an avenue to raise funds and awareness about specific campus needs and projects. Eagle Fever is an online fundraising tool used to generate support for Southern Miss by connecting the power of social media, peer-to-peer relationships and collective giving.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:44:43 GMT
The first call came Wednesday morning: Federal agents were raiding a Chinese buffet in the city of Pearl. Before long, word spread across Mississippi immigrant communities that agents were targeting a Hibachi grill in nearby Flowood and a sushi restaurant nearly 100 miles away in Meridian.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:33:46 GMT
Better Homes and GardensA Real Estate has added Wright Realty in Southern Mississippi to its franchise network, the company recently announced. The newly-named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Traditions, led by owners Walter and Tina Wright, will serve the Jackson, George and Greene counties, with a focus on Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Vancleave, Gautier and Moss Point.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:07:40 GMT
Good morning. My name is Scott and I will be conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the SandRidge Energy Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Earnings Conference Call.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:32:32 GMT
Or as acclaimed biographer Peter Guralnick calls him in the subtitle of his book: "The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll."
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:04:52 GMT
Recent graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at The University of Southern Mississippi received a 100 percent pass rate on the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners exam. All 30 students who graduated from the USM College of Nursing's program for 2016 completed the rigorous post-graduate certification requirements.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:51:40 GMT
The head of the Mississippi Economic Council is retiring in June, and a current staff member has been named interim president and chief executive officer. Blake Wilson has led the state chamber of commerce for 19 years, and will retire June 16. Before coming to Mississippi, he worked in Delaware and Florida.